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​Muirsheen Durkin

This song is by Incredible Choice and appears on the album Funny Lateniteshow LIVE in Furtwangen (1999).

In the days I went a courtin'
I was never tired resortin'
To the alehouse and the playhouse
And many's the house beside
But I told me brother Seamus
I'll go off and go right famous
And before I will return again
I'll roam the world wide

Goodbye Muirsheen Durkin
I'm sick and tired of workin'
No more I'll dig the praties,
No longer I'll be fooled
As sure as me name is Carney
I'll go off to California
Where instead of diggin' praties
I'll be diggin' lumps of gold

I've courted girls in Blarney,
In Kanturk and in Killarney,
In Passage and in Queenstown
That is the Cobh of Cork
So goodbye to all this pleasure
For I'm going to take me leisure
And the next time you will hear from me
Is a letter from New York

So Goodbye to all the boys at home
I'm sailing far across the foam
To try and make me fortune
In far Americay
There's gold and money plenty
For the poor and for the gentry
And when I come back again
I never more will say